Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138538
jukebox-like CD changing back and forth to install multiple packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:14 EST
Description of problem:
The same CD must is prompted for multiple times when
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install default profile for RHEL 4.0 (AS) - beta 2 from CD
2. Run system-config-packages
3. select development, documentation, system-tools
install of additional packages proceeds but asks for CDs:
2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3 (you get the idea)
ask for the CDs needed from 1-5 ONCE.
After installation, we have to follow RPM's package ordering which
doesn't take into account what CD is where.
DON'T BE REDICULOUS COPY THE NEEDED RPMS TO THE UP2DATE (OR SOME SUCH)
DIRECTORY AND INSTALL FROM THERE IN THE FINAL STAGE
The problem is that the amount of space required may far outweigh the
amount of space available. system-config-packages intentionally
doesn't do this as you basically require twice as much disk space to
do it that way and we can't at all guarantee that you have that.
and if you let your system go too long w/o running up2date it could
have the same problem, no? even more because you're copying over rpms
for packages that are already installed - and it has the option of
grabbing the src rpms too!
so, isn't there some code you can reuse that does a space check and
does the simple, non-jukebox copy method if possible? I mean really, a
little effort and you could FIX this exceptionally annoying BUG for
90% of the time.